Astros erupt for 6 runs in 10th, beat Rockies 8-2

Astros erupt for 6 runs in 10th, beat Rockies 8-2
Houston Astros

By PAT GRAHAM
AP Sports Writer

DENVER (AP) - Tony Kemp lined a go-ahead single off closer Wade Davis as part of a six-run 10th inning and the Houston Astros beat the Colorado Rockies 8-2 on Tuesday night.

Kemp's one-out hit brought in Josh Reddick, who led off the inning with a single to center that Charlie Blackmon misplayed and had bounce by him. A hustling Reddick wound up on third and set the stage.

Davis (0-3) later surrendered a two-run triple to pinch-hitter Kyle Tucker and a two-run homer to George Springer as the Astros beat the Rockies for the seventh straight time in a streak that dates to 2013. Davis was charged with five runs.

Yuli Gurriel added an RBI single during an inning in which Houston had seven hits.

Hector Rondon (2-2) pitched a clean ninth to earn the win, with Brad Peacock finishing the 10th.

The Rockies trailed 2-0 going into the seventh and had two hits off starter Gerrit Cole before solving the All-Star right-hander. Nolan Arenado led off with a double and Carlos Gonzalez brought him in with another double. Gerardo Parra tied the game on a single to right-center. That was it for Cole, who was replaced by reliever Collin McHugh. He ended the jam by getting Garrett Hampson to line into a double play.

Alex Bregman provided the offense in the opening inning with his 21st homer. And while technically it was his first homer since July 13, the third baseman did hit one out in the 10th inning of the All-Star Game last week, which helped send the AL to the win and led to Bregman picking up MVP honors.

Bregman's liner to left came after Springer reached on an error by All-Star shortstop Trevor Story to begin a game that was delayed an hour by weather.

Cole pitched masterfully into the seventh before running out of steam. He struck out nine.

Tyler Anderson settled down after rough start, going 7 1/3 innings and allowing two runs, one earned. He retired the last 11 batters he faced.

The left-hander's pickoff move bailed him out of several tight spots. He froze Jose Altuve, who didn't even try to scramble back to first, and also got a diving Reddick.

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